Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention

Regional Substance Abuse Prevention Consultants work with community groups, schools, human service agencies, hospitals, law enforcement, parents, youth and others to strengthen the community’s health and decrease substance abuse. They offer five essential services:
  1. Community Organizing
  2. Program Planning & Consultation
  3. Presentations & Training
  4. Community Grants Information & Guidance
  5. Information & Referral

Lamoille County Regional Prevention Partnership

The Regional Prevention Partnership will provide five years of funding to our region. It will be led by Healthy Lamoille Valley in partnership with strategic implementing partners across the region. The goals of the funding are:
  1. Reduce underage drinking and binge drinking in people aged 12-20
  2. Reduce prescription drug misuse in people aged 12-25
  3. Reduce marijuana use in people aged 12-25
  4. Increase statewide and regional infrastructure to implement substance abuse prevention activities.

Highlights in Lamoille Valley

Healthy Lamoille Valley

Healthy Lamoille Valley is an organization of community members whose mission is to change community norms through collaboration with diverse community partners to prevent youth substance abuse, to reduce substance abuse overall and to support healthy personal choices. Some of the prevention strategies include:

Rockinghorse Learning Circle for Women

The Rockinghorse Learning Circle for Women is a health education support program for mothers who are questioning their own use of alcohol and drugs or who are experiencing the effects of another's substance using behaviors. This 10-week group program is led by a substance abuse professional and a maternal child specialist. It's free and we can help with childcare and transportation.

North Central Vermont Recovery Center

The North Central Vermont Recovery Center is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the enrichment of the social and spiritual lives of those individuals and their family member who have been afflicted by addiction to alcohol and drugs. The center provides a supportive, welcoming, safe and substance-free environment for individuals and families on their paths to lasting recovery. We offer a safe place to stop in and visit, talk with a peer worker, use computers, read, attend meetings, groups, substance free activities and find community resources. 

Community Health Services of Lamoille Valley (CHSLV) Behavioral Health & Wellness
CHSLV Behavioral Health & Wellness Center is an outpatient counseling service that also offers psychiatric and outpatient consultation services for those with substance abuse and other mental health needs. 
Lamoille County Mental Health
Lamoille County Mental Health provides individual, family and group therapy, medication therapy and support, emergency and crisis support, developmental, day treatment, housing, vocational and outreach services to individuals, families and schools. 
Parent Up
Parent Up is a web site for parents looking for resources and ideas to help talk about alcohol, prescription and other drugs with their children.

Prescription Drug Abuse Disposal

Most people who abuse prescription painkillers get them from friends or family – often straight out of the medicine cabinet. By ensuring the safe use, storage and disposal of prescription drugs, you can help make sure drugs don't get into the wrong hands, or pollute our waterways and wildlife.

The Department of Health coordinates a prescription drug disposal system to connect Vermonters with permanent disposal sites near them, like pharmacies and police stations. Find prescription drug disposal options in your area. 

Lamoille County Sheriff’s Department
Main Street, Hyde Park
Hardwick Police Department
20 Church Street, Hardwick
Kinney Drugs
Last Saturday of the month 
97 Morrisville Plaza, Morrisville
Note: Only the 4th Saturday of each month
Morristown Police Department

43 Portland Stree, Morrisville


Last Reviewed: December 1, 2017

In This Section

WIC helps pregnant women, new mothers, and young children eat well, learn about nutrition and stay healthy.

The Morrisville Local Health Office promotes the health and wellness of women, children and families throughout their lives. To do this we work with:

We work with many partners so that our communities will be a place where people of all ages and abilities can move safely and get healthy food.

We work with local employers to start worksite wellness programs. Programs that make it easier to live a healthy life are good for Vermont workers and good for Vermont businesses too.

We work to improve the health and well-being of school-aged children across Chittenden County. We support supervisory unions, school districts, community organizations, students and their families by helping with high impact strategies that make a difference in health.

We work closely with families and medical practices to increase the number of people in Lamoille, Caledonia, Orleans and Washington Counties who receive all their recommended immunizations.

We work with partners in Lamoille Valley to prevent diseases. We provide education and other resources. When disease occurs, we work to identify it and stop it from spreading. We welcome your questions about infectious disease.

The Morrisville Local Health Office connects tobacco prevention and quit partners with schools and community organizations throughout the area.

The Morrisville Local Health Office works with local partners to prepare, respond and recover from public health emergencies.

Our local health office connects families to resources to help ensure a safe and healthy home environment that is free of exposure to lead, radon, carbon monoxide, mold, pests and drinking water contaminants.

Using the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) model, we have been working to address obesity among 2 to 4-year-old children who participate in the WIC program.

Vermont continues to be one of the healthiest states in the nation, yet we know there are challenges ahead. To meet these, we track, measure, report on and apply data in order to achieve our shared goals for improving public health.

We welcome your call or email. Our regular office hours are 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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